Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market

Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2023-2030 - By Product, Technology, Grade, Application, End-user, Region: (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa)

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Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Overview

The market size for ambient air quality sensor was USD 4629.5 million in 2021, projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.2 percent during the forecast period. The increase in the air quality monitoring market growth in awareness regarding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, cardiovascular problems and lung cancer has become highly prevalent as pollution levels have risen. Furthermore, favorable government policies pertaining to air pollution monitoring & management and an increase in public-private partnerships for air quality monitoring have fueled the demand for air quality monitoring devices. However, the market expansion is restricted by high pricing and technological difficulties of air quality monitors. In recent years, increasing economic conditions in emerging countries have accelerated the pace of industrialization, increasing air pollution levels. The air gets polluted with the emission of toxins, including carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide. As a result, there has been an increase in the requirement for air quality monitoring systems to manage and monitor the amount of air pollution.

Major market players are embracing various growth and expansion strategies, such as mergers, acquisitions, and collaborations, to strengthen their foothold in the market. For instance, in November 2021, Acoem completed the acquisition of Met One Instruments, one of the growing state-of-the-art ambient air quality monitoring equipment from 1989. The acquisition will fuel the vision of Acoem to become an all-inclusive environmental monitoring solutions provider. Also, Acoem will have access to unparalleled particle measurement technology, allowing the firm to have greater significant expansion and collaborative opportunities for research and development capabilities.

Furthermore, the ongoing market research and development with advancements in AQM systems, such as nanotechnology-based systems and remote-sensing instruments, are anticipated to provide better growth opportunities for prime and emerging players in this industry. Accordingly, various research organizations and industrial players continuously focus on commercializing and developing advanced AQM products. For example, AQM products based on nanotechnology provide numerous procedural benefits, including device miniaturization, real-time monitoring capabilities, and increased analytical efficacy.

Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: COVID-19 Impact

During the COVID-19  pandemic, the air quality monitoring system market growth experienced a downward trend. Manufacturers of air quality monitors experienced various issues due to the slowdown in industrial activity and lower orders. In addition, logistics & supply chain uncertainty caused several difficulties in obtaining raw materials and parts from suppliers, mainly those based in China and other Southeast Asian countries, creating various roadblocks for manufacturers. Market players such as 3M company, Thermo Fisher, and Emerson, registered a decline in sales during 2020. Nonetheless, increasing smart city investments across many regions will create favorable opportunities for market growth post-COVID-19.

Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Drivers

Public Awareness & Private Initiatives Related to Environment to Drive Market Growth

Regional and non-government organizations take various favorable initiatives, and the private sector reduces air pollution using public awareness programs and campaigns. The growth in awareness of the severe effects of contaminated air on health has expanded the air quality monitoring market growth. For instance, in November 2021, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in India started initiatives under the Union government's National Clean Air Program(NCAP). This initiative aims to implement stringent measures for reducing, preventing, and controlling levels of air pollution and strengthening and augmenting the air quality monitoring network throughout the country by generating public awareness. Furthermore, the favorable government regulations related to the control and monitoring of air pollution and the increase in public-private partnerships for AQM solutions have fueled the demand for air quality monitors.

Several Key Strategies by Key Players to Dominate Market Growth

The global ambient air quality market is expected to grow during the forecast period as the key market players to adopt various competitive strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, collaborations, and product expansion, especially in emerging economies. By embracing such strategies, the players aim to focus on a higher competitive edge and cater to substantial market share. For instance, in September 2020, Spektris (UK) introduced the new ULTRA Series gas analyzer at Semicon Taiwan 2020. Moreover, in February 2020, TSI Incorporated (US) introduced BlueSky Air Quality Monitor (Model 8143) to measure PM1, PM2.5, PM4 and PM10 mass concentrations, as well as temperature and humidity. Furthermore, in March 2019, Emerson Electric (US) introduced Rosemount CT4400 Continuous Gas Analyzer with Quantum Cascade Laser (QCL) and Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) analyzer for Continuous emission monitoring.

Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Restraints

High Product Cost to Hamper Market Growth

The high installation and maintenance costs of conventional air monitoring systems hinder the growth of the air quality monitoring system market during the forecast period. For instance, the installation of reference air quality monitoring stations is overpriced and costs anywhere between USD 100,000–200,000 for a single station. In India, the cost of a single AQM station is anticipated to be between USD 0.21–0.35 million (excluding yearly maintenance costs). The maintenance cost of pollution-monitoring stations is also expensive (up to 10% of the installation cost for overall maintenance during 10 years). High costs related to the purchase, establishment and maintenance of AQM sensors, as well as high establishment costs for AQM stations, are further aggravated by the implementation of stringent pollution control policies across mature markets that need regulatory compliance for effective air pollution monitoring as well as data collection and data surveillance. Therefore, the premium pricing of advanced monitoring products and the high installation costs of AQM stations are anticipated to hamper their optimal market growth, though, mainly across emerging countries during the forecast period.

Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Segment Overview

Fixed Air Quality Sensor to Dominate Market due to Increase in its Utilization

Fixed air quality sensors make the way toward examining indoor air quality simple. These sensors are prevalently used by experts and non-experts who gather air quality information on the indoor climate of workplaces, assembling offices, schools, emergency clinics, and transport terminals. Aeroqual is known for providing a variety of fixed indoor quality frameworks, for instance, Series 900 – Fixed Indoor Air Quality Monitor, Series 930 – Fixed Indoor Air Quality Monitor, and SM70 – Fixed Indoor Air Quality Monitor. The fixed frameworks are viable with a broad scope of gas sensor heads, and each sensor head estimates one vaporous poison.

With Increased Demand for Ambient Air Quality Sensor for Industrial, Industrial Sector Dominant Market

The industrial segment of the global ambient air quality sensor market is anticipated to enhance rapidly during the forecast period owing to an increase in the utilization of ambient air quality sensors for industrial usage of monitoring systems for ambient air pollution. Moreover, expansion of the industrial sector is fueling the adoption of air quality monitoring systems from several industries in response to stringent government regulations and the growing utilization of ambient air quality sensors for Internet of Things-enabled devices, which are often paired with a smartphone or tablet, is also fueling the market.

Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Regional Landscape

North America to Dominate Market due to Presence of Major Players

North America holds a substantial position in the market due to the presence of key manufacturers in the region. Manufacturers, including Thermo Fisher Scientific, 3M Company, Emerson Electric, Teledyne Technologies, Honeywell, and others, have dominated the regional market for AQM systems. For instance, in March 2021, Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the global leaders in serving science, announced the new Thermo Scientific AerosolSense Sampler introduced, a surveillance solution developed to supply highly reliable insight into the in-air pathogens, including SARS COV2. The AerosolSense Sampler collects aerosol samples of ambient air and traps several in-air pathogens on a specific collection substrate. Thermo Fisher Scientific designed the AerosolSense Sampler to catch several in-air pathogens and has primarily validated it for the SARS COV-2 pathogen. In addition, due to the growing consumer preference for clean air, the US influences the regional market.

Europe is anticipated to grow owing to the favorable initiatives carried out by the countries in the region to enhance air quality. Furthermore, the UN's framework to lower greenhouse gas emissions, incorporated with air filtration technologies, is set to grow market growth. Germany is one of the world's leading manufacturers of air quality monitoring solutions and sensors. Manufacturers, including Renesas Electronics, Testo, and others, have industrial facilities in the country, which augment the market outlook. For example, in January 2021, Aeroqual launched a high-range electrochemical ozone sensor compatible with ozone sterilization applications. The firm also developed a new ppm nitrogen dioxide (NO2) sensor with an integrated ozone (03) filtering layer for NO2 measurements. Also, in November 2020, Envira developed an indoor air quality monitoring solution for hotels, restaurants, and cafés. With this initiative, the firm aims to stop indoor polluted air and lower the spread of viruses in the region during the forecast period.

Global Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market: Competitive Landscape

In October 2021, Ricardo, a global engineering, environmental, and strategic consulting firm, will offer prime air quality data analysis and monitoring in the Middle East region with a three-year agreement. Working in integration with air monitoring equipment supplier Envirozone LLC, the company will audit, ratify data, and quality assurance from a global class monitoring network in the capital of Saudi Arabia for the Royal Commission for Riyadh City. Moreover, in October 2021, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. procured a contract of 20 months for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Extended Observations (GeoXO) study that will deliver 3-D atmospheric data set for US's emergency managers and forecasters. In addition to delivering real-time situational awareness, the instruments will also better air quality monitoring, which will assist in reducing health impacts from pollution, according to a statement by Ball's vice president.

Few of the players in the ambient air quality sensor market include Thermo Fisher Scientific (US), Emerson Electric (US), General Electric (US), Siemens AG (Germany), Teledyne Technologies (US), Agilent Technologies, Inc. (US), Spectris plc (UK), 3M Company (US), Honeywell International Inc (US), PerkinElmer, Inc. (US), Tisch Environmental (US), HORIBA, Ltd. (Japan), Merck KGaA (Germany), TSI Incorporated (US), and Testo (Germany), among others.

Regional Classification of the Global Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market is Described Below:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa

  • GCC
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa

*Regions and countries are subject to change based on data availability

Key Elements Included In The Study: Global Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market

  • Ambient Air Quality Sensor Market by Product/Technology/Grade, Application/End-user, and Region
  • Executive Summary (Opportunity Analysis and Key Trends)
  • Historical Market Size and Estimates, Value, 2018 - 2022
  • Market Value at Regional and Country Level, 2023 - 2030
  • Market Dynamics and Economic Overview
  • Market Size in Value, Growth Rates, and Forecast Figures, 2023 - 2030
  • Competitive Intelligence with Financials, Key Developments, and Portfolio of Leading Companies 
  • Regional and Product/Grade/Application/End-user Price Trends Analysis
  • Value Chain and Five Force’s Analysis
  • Regional/Sub-region/Country Market Size and Trend Analysis
  • Company Market Share Analysis and Key Player Profiles

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